ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Dorchester Voices / Dorchester History, 2010
Artworks: Sculpture

Artist
Laura Baring-Gould
Collections
Boston Art Commission, City of Boston
Donor
Eduard I Browne Trust Fund
Materials
Bronze
Dates
  • Installed, 2010
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Description
"Its skin is a little tough. But inside, it's sweet as butter." According to local artist Laura Baring-Gould, the Clapp pear is a "fitting metaphor for the people of Dorchester" and a unique symbol of the neighborhood's history. This variety of pear was first cultivated in 1830 at the Clapp family farm, located two blocks from Edward Everett Square, now a bustling urban intersection. In the course of designing the sculpture, Baring-Gould collaborated with the Dorchester Historical Society to col...
Courtesy of Boston Art Commission
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Location
Massachusetts Ave. & Columbia Rd.
Boston, MA 02125
United States

Edward Everett Square
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Columbia Road at Dudley Street0.5 miles
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Anna Clapp Harris Smith House0.7 miles
JFK/UMass Station Commemorative Murals0.8 miles
Shirley-Eustis House0.9 miles